THIS Year’s Yeadon Carnival has been hailed a great success with support from the whole community.

Organisers say there was excellent attendance in the parade from local schools - St Peter and Pauls, Westfield Infants and Juniors, Rufford Park and Queensway. Rufford Park won the best dressed school competition, and this year’s event had a Second World War theme.

The parade featured vintage cars, Centre stage Majorettes, Aireborough rugby club, AJS scooter club, fire and police representatives, Yeadon Air Cadet marching band and Super Bikes. Entertainment included Centre Stage Dancers and Majorettes, Music Box singers, Jacob from Codswallop circus, music from LiveBandEntertainment, Gymnastics Elite, Peace Dance Academy, Little Six singers, music from Harvey Watson and Taller than Paul.

The raffle raised more than £1400 for the disability group DREAM and Yeadon Lights committee.

A spokesman said: “The carnival committee would like to thank everyone who supported the carnival to make this year a great success especially our main sponsors, Leeds Bradford Airport, Manning Stainton and Potting Shed.”

Otley and Yeadon councillor Sandy Lay said: “The Carnival goes from strength to strength and we would like to thank everyone who was involved in helping the people of Yeadon have a great day out.”

Cllr Colin Campbell added: “I was impressed by the effort people had made to dress up for the parade and I hope all the local organisations who had stalls did well.”

See next week for pictures.